The Chainsmokers: “Memories…Do Not Open” – REVIEW

Good evening readers, welcome back to MikeyMix! For tonight’s late night blog post I will be reviewing ‘Memories…Do Not Open’, the debut studio album by electronic pop-duo The Chainsmokers. This is not my first post on material released by the duo so I thought it would make sense to review their new album.

If you’d like to see my previous reviews on The Chainsmokers then I will link them here: ‘Paris‘, ‘Something Just Like This‘ and ‘The One‘.

Ever since the pair announced the album shortly after their performance at the 2017 Brit Awards I have been so excited to hear it in full: although their music all sounds quite the same and is definitely made for a generic radio-friendly audience, I have enjoyed all of the tracks they have released thus far.

The track-list for the album is as follows:

  1. The One
  2. Break Up Every Night
  3. Bloodstream
  4. Don’t Say (feat. Emily Warren)
  5. Something Just Like This
  6. My Tape (feat. Emily Warren)
  7. It Won’t Kill Ya (feat. Louane)
  8. Paris
  9. Honest
  10. Wake Up Alone (feat. Jhené Aiko)
  11. Young
  12. Last Day Alive (feat. Florida Georgia Line)

Throughout the album the electronic, auto-tuned vocals provided by the duo themselves are prominent in several songs. However there are some moments that you can tell they’ve really tried to experiment with production style, a clear example would be the pop-punk/rock inspired second track ‘Break Up Every Night’.

In true Chainsmoker style, the duo have opted to collaborate with several underground (almost indie) pop artists: there is no doubt in my mind that these artists will receive “The Chainsmokers effect”: a phenomenon that has occurred lately that whomever appears on a Chainsmokers track immediately earns worldwide acclaim and promotion.

Overall: I did thoroughly enjoy this album and it will be added to my music list, it pains me to say but I don’t think the album will be a contender for any prestigious awards (such as the Grammy’s). This is solely because the competition is far too strong and this album is literally just “another Chainsmokers” project.

I’ll be giving this album a disappointing 2 out of 5 star rating because honestly I enjoyed it but I didn’t love it. I expected so much more from this album and I feel The Chainsmokers have fallen victim to their own fame as the end product didn’t live up to the hype.

The album ‘Memories…Do Not Open’ is available for purchase on iTunes and can be streamed on all music streaming platforms: Apple Music, Spotify and Tidal.

Until next time: stay safe, be happy and keep on jamming!!

-Mikey

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The Chainsmokers: “The One” – REVIEW

Good evening readers, welcome back to MikeyMix! The second blog post of today will be a review of the new single by electric-pop duo The Chainsmokers. The song, entitled ‘The One’ is the second single from their upcoming debut album: ‘Memories… Do Not Open’.

The 2 minute 59 second track was released today (March 27) and is one of the only songs, behind ‘Paris’ (a review of their highly successful song ‘Paris’ can be found here) that feature vocals from the pair.

One thing I don’t like about the track is the overuse of autotune and voice enhancer, I understand that the pair aren’t vocalists by definition but in this track they sound far too robotic.

The track is short enough to leave listeners wanting more and I for one am very excited for the release of their album, ‘Memories… Do Not Open’ will be released April 7. My favourite part of the track as a whole has got to be the final twenty seconds as the beat is just genuinely enjoyable: the sound is the type of sound that one comes to expect from a The Chainsmokers song.

Overall: I will be giving this track a 3 out of 5 star rating as in my opinion it is far too short but I just know the radio and general public are gonna love it and it’ll receive lots of airtime in the coming weeks.

Until next time: stay safe, be happy and keep on jamming!!

-Mikey

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The Chainsmokers: “Something Just Like This” – REVIEW

Good evening everyone…welcome to MikeyMix! Immensely popular (and recent Grammy award winners) dance duo The Chainsmokers have tonight released a brand new single following an appearance on The Brit Awards.

If you haven’t read my review on the groups last release ‘Paris’ I’ll leave a link to it here.

The 4 minute 8 second track features vocals from Chris Martin (front runner of Coldplay) and one thing is clear: they’ve returned to their earlier style of production. ‘Something Just Like This’ combines all the best parts of the hits the pair have released and they have truly made something amazing with this track.

The chorus is catchy, the beat isn’t too overpowering and the vocals give it a sci-fi ballad vibe.

If you haven’t heard the track I will embed it below:

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The track acts as the lead single of the pair’s debut album ‘Memories…Do Not Open’ which will be released April 7 and is available for pre-order now.

Overall I will be giving this track 5 out of 5 stars as I cannot fault it and honestly love the song! If this track is anything to go by then I can just tell that the album as a whole is going to be superb and definitely a contender for further wins at the next Grammy Awards!

‘Something Just Like This’ is available for purchase on iTunes and available to stream on all streaming platforms: Apple Music, Spotify and Tidal

Until next time: Stay safe, Be happy and keep on jamming!!

-Mikey

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